The number of influential Hispanic women in business and in leadership roles across the country continues to grow. Latinas are firmly established players in this country’s economic, political, leadership, and social landscape.
Each year at the Annual Convention TAMACC honors a Business Woman of the Year; but TAMACC’s leadership realized this is not enough. Hispanic women are making enormous contributions in this country. Therefore, TAMACC has created this program that recognizes the accomplishments, contributions, and positive impact that Texas Hispanic women have made in our country and the world.
TAMACC’s Women of Distinction Awards was created in 2012. Below are the group photos and names of the award recipients for the past 4 years
2015 Women of Distinction Honorees
Left to Right – Front Row: Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D., President and CEO, Las Comadres Para Las Americas; Teresa Granillo, Ph.D., Executive Director, Con MI MADRE; Maria J. Martinez, President and CEO, Border Federal Credit Union; Anita Ramirez; Adela N. Gonzalez, Ph.D., Healthcare Consultant; Nelda Martinez, Corpus Christi Mayor (Accepted by Teresa Rodriguez, President, Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)
2014 Women of Distinction Honorees
Left to Right – Front Row: Margarita De Leon, Entrepreneur, Dona Tota Restaurants and Products; Mercy Murguia, Potter County Commissioner – Precinct Two, Potter County; Stephanie Hernandez, National Business Manager, National Latino Peace Officers’ Association; Evelina Solis, Founder and President, Sol2Soul.
Not Pictured: Marie Diaz, President and CEO, Pursuit of Excellence; Veronica Escobar, County Judge, El Paso County; Sally Hurt-Deitch, President and CEO, Sierra Providence East Medical Center; Liliana Rambo, Parking Director, City of Houston Airports System.
2013 Women of Distinction Honorees
Left to Right – Front Row: Diana M. Maldonado, President, Maldonado Strategies LLC, and Senior Advisor, Heartland Solutions Group; Eva M. Guzman, Justice, Supreme Court of Texas; Carmen Garcia, Outreach Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Linda Matcheski, Executive Assistant and Liaison for the Board of Directors, TDECU-Your Credit Union; Dolores “Dee” Leal, Consultant/Instructor/Trainer, D & E Consulting and Training; Rose M. Ramirez, Program Director, Silver Ribbon Community Partners
2012 Women of Distinction Honorees
Left to Right – Front Row: Margarita A. Licon, President and CEO, Licon Engineering Company; Dora G. Alcala, Vice Chair of Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Liz Lara Carreno, President, LLC Strategies; Lupe Morin, Executive Director, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas; Astrid E. Cardona, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, South Texas Center for Emerging Diseases; Janie Barrera, President and CEO, Accion Texas, Inc.
Not Pictured: Mary Ellen Londrie, Founder and CEO, P3S Corporation; Lora J. Villarreal, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Xerox Corporation